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There are so many foodie apps out there for your smart phone. Check out what we believe are the Top 5.

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Riverford

Riverford

This app from the vegetable box people Riverford Organic is a personal favourite of mine. It is simply set out and does the job perfectly. Either browse the 774 recipes or use the "veg machine" to get the app to pick recipes using your chosen vegetables. It also features an A-Z of vegetables with storage guidelines and quick ideas what to do with them. Do not worry if you are not vegetarian, it does have recipes that include meat. The Riverford app is perfect for those times when you have a glut of vegetables. (iTunes, free)

BBC Good Food

BBC Good Food

BBC Good Food recently combined all their apps into one making it far more user-friendly. The app is split into various sections including classic, healthy, cake, seasonal and one-pot. Just like the popular website you can search for either recipe names or ingredients; however the app does not feature as many recipes as the website. You can search the whole of the app or just individual categories. Ideal for when you are looking for healthy recipes and trying to avoid cake. The app features a cookery timer, glossary, tips, converter and even a roast timer. It also allows you to compile a shopping list with ingredients featured in a recipe. (iTunes, free; Google Play, free)

The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off app is a must for all baking fans. The app contains 60 recipes that have appeared throughout all the series. These include ones from contestants and judges including Mary Berry's Tea Cakes & Paul Hollywood's Rum Babas. The recipes are split into 5 sections: cakes, biscuits, bread, pastry and puddings. You can even get information about applying to take part in the next series of GBBO. Like other apps this features a shopping list function. (iTunes, £3)


The Good Food Guide

The Good Food Guide

The Good Food Guide is the U.K.'s bestselling restaurant guide which reviews restaurants, pubs and cafes from around the British Isles. No self-respecting foodie is without it. The Good Food Guide has been published in book form since 1951 but it is now available as a smart phone app. The app allows you to search for the best places to eat in the U.K. by price, location, cuisine and more. Very handy for when you are out on the move. The venues are categorised into ones that have been inspected anonymously by The Good Food Guide inspectors and places recommended by readers. You are also able to book a table for some restaurants via the app. (iTunes, £5)

Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste

This app by Zero Waste Scotland is designed to help people reduce food waste and save money at the same time. The portion planner part of the app gives recommended portion sizes of various foods for both adults and children to avoid wastage. The blender feature allows you to choose three ingredients from which it will decide on a few suitable recipes. It also features a handy weekly meal planner. (Google Play, free)

More recipe ideas

Blueberry and lemon pancakes
Spiced lentil salad
Jamaican jerk chilli

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Comments on "5 Best apps for foodies"

Pearl January 25, 2013 | 2:59 AM

Such a shame that most of these are only available for apple products, but otherwise good recommendations!

Basher January 25, 2013 | 2:03 AM

I've got The Good Food Guide app, highly recommend. Spot-on restaurant reviews every time. Going to download the Riverford Organic one now as well! Great tips, thanks!

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